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The Estonian government decided in principle to allow all students learning from distance to go to school on Monday, 17 May. Culture and entertainment establishments will be able to open their doors at 50% occupancy from 24 May; indoor dining will also be allowed in cafés and restaurants.


From 17 May, outdoor sports and movement events will be allowed for groups of up to 25 people and the event must end no later than 10 p.m. The maximum number of participants is 250 people.

From 17 May, top sports competitions with up to 250 participants will be allowed to take place outdoors and events with up to 100 people indoors. In addition, athletes participating in Estonian championships and cup competitions may also start competing indoors and outdoors. No other indoor competitions are allowed. Spectators will not be allowed to attend competitions or events.

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From 17 May, visitors may attend outdoor areas of museums and exhibitions (including the zoo), taking into account the 50% occupancy limit. The doors must be closed at 10 p.m. The 2 + 2 rule must be followed when moving around.

From 17 May, groups of up to 25 people are allowed to attend public events and meetings and outdoor entertainment venues. Events must end no later than 10 p.m. The total number of participants will be limited to 250 people for outdoor events.

From 24 May, it is allowed to be indoors at museums and exhibitions, as well as at seated events such as theatres, cinemas, conferences, as well as sermons or other public religious services, provided that the occupancy rate does not exceed 50 per cent. The number of participants is limited to 200 people. The event must end no later than 10 p.m.

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Moving around indoors, the 2 + 2 rule must be observed, a mask must be worn, disinfectants must be used on site, and the event organiser’s instructions must be followed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Restrictions applicable to indoor areas of spas, swimming pools, saunas, and entertainment venues will be extended until 30 May (inclusive); these restrictions will be reviewed by the government on an ongoing basis.


From 24 May, indoor dining will be allowed at catering establishments at 50% occupancy. The maximum number of people allowed at one table is 6. Doors must be closed to customers at 10 p.m.

From 24 May, outdoor dining at catering establishments will be allowed for groups of up to 10 people at 50 per cent occupancy. Like indoor areas, outdoor areas must also be closed to customers no later than 10 p.m.


Current restrictions will remain in force for retail and service companies, this means that the occupancy rate per room must not exceed 25 per cent and the 2 + 2 rule must be followed.

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